What is crop production?

Humans use crops in various ways. We use them for consumption, as fodder plants for livestock consumption, fiber plants for ropes and textiles, oil crops for consumption or industrial purposes and ornamental plants for the landscape garden. Also secondary crops are used for various personal and industrial purposes. Crop production includes grains, cotton, tobacco, fruits, vegetables, nuts and plants. Crop production includes all the feed sources that are required to maintain the dairy herd. It also includes the resources inputs used to produce the crops. This page contains latest news and innovations in crop breeding, crop production and crop management.

UK Research: N-fixing bacteria could reduce future fertilizer use by 50%

UK Research: A specific strain of nitrogen-fixing bacteria, isolated from sugar cane in Brazil and capable of colonising plant roots, is being developed into...

How to combat risks of palmer amaranth in crop production?

Palmer amaranth, a weed that is known to be glyphosate-resistant, continuously threats crops across the midwestern United States. To combat palmer amaranth, farmers use...

Philippines aims to achieve rice sufficiency through hybrid rice technologies

The 8th National Rice Technology Forum in the Philippines stressed the adoption of hybrid rice technology to make the country rice sufficient. With this, local...

Small scale farmers in Africa trained to enhance rice production

Small-scale farmers from Southeastern countries of Africa participated in the training to enhance the production of rice farms in each country. Initiated by the Smallholder...

Chemical fertilizers plan to ban from agriculture in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria plans to slowly phase out the use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture. This goal aims to ensure that people...

Potato diseases: Preventing the spread with post-harvest practices

A pathologist from the University of Wisconsin-Madison identifies treatments on how to help potato growers from common potato diseases through post-harvest practices. Controlling the pink...
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